Hi folks, hope all is well in blogland.
I realise that I haven't posted any finds, so to put thing right here's a few.
Hubs didn't quite know what to make of this one ;o)
From memory I think it was £1.25.
Just this week I found this glorious double Welsh woollen blanket.
It just needed a careful wash. In perfect condition.
£3 - yes, £3. Even I was amazed at the price!
This wasn't actually a bargain find, I won it at the Hedgehog Rescue fundraiser day last month, but thought you'd like to see it.
(Sorry about the reflection)
I also bought this little felted beauty home.
Isn't he delightful?
(It's making me want to try felting....)
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I've kept seeing a neglected old stone trough (full of weeds) outside the back entrance of one of our local businesses, and I finally plucked the courage to ask if they wanted to sell it. The lady I asked got in touch with the owners and they asked if I'd like to 'make them an offer', if it was acceptable they'd donate it to the local Air ambulance. I offered £20 which was accepted :o)
Dimensions 21.5" x 16.5" x 8" deep.
Even though it's seen a little life and had a crude repair I'm delighted with it, and am looking forward to finding it's 'forever home*' in the garden and planting it up.
(* It's just too flamin' heavy to keep moving around!)
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During the week I cleaned out the four hog boxes in the garden to ready them for any over-Wintering visitors. Box 2 appeared to be empty when I started removing the hay, but nestled up a corner was a hog :o) I took him out to weigh and mark him and was amazed to find he weighed 850 grammes - wot a whoppa! (At this time of year hedgehogs need to be a minimum of 600 grammes to safely hibernate through the Winter months.) I didn't have the camera handy, so sorry there's no pictures of him. Though because of it's weight I'm pretty sure it's either Otto or Archie as they were both huge. He's now sporting an 'X' on his head and christened X-man.
Over the last few weeks there's been less and less spiky visitors to the garden, which I'm finding a little worrying as these dear little creatures should be fattening up. I'm just hoping they've found another good food supply somewhere. I shall still continue to leave a good supply of crushed peanuts, sunflower hearts, sultanas and dried mealworm out for them. (Whole peanuts would lodge in their mouths and could choke them or prevent them from eating.) I have tried over the years leaving both wet and dried cat food out but it's ignored in favour of the mealworm.
Best wishes to all